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Cancel all driving tests that require candidate to travel

December 18, 2020

  ICBC shouldn’t allow people to book road tests outside their own jurisdiction, Steve Wallace writes. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST   Sometimes the obvious is treated as the less than obvious. One such example is that people from all over… Read More…

The lowdown on reflective clothing

December 11, 2020

  A pedestrian is virtually invisible on a dark, rainy night. Reflective gear is a must when venturing out at night and a bike shop is the place to find it, Steve Wallace writes. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST   Readers… Read More…

Are drivers always at fault when cyclist hits door?

December 4, 2020

  The fine for dooring / opening a car door in an untimely and dangerous manner in the path of a cyclist has jumped to $368 from $81. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST   Readers have been reacting to all sorts… Read More…

Regulators should embrace new technology

November 20, 2020

  Government agencies such as ICBC need to start allowing for technological advances. TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE   Wendall has a Tesla with all the bells and whistles. He says it is the best car he has owned. There are all… Read More…

Bus drivers the best on the road

November 13, 2020

  Fear of the coronavirus is behind a recent drop in bus ridership, Steve Wallace writes. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST   Why are so few people riding the bus? Think about it. The best drivers on the roads are bus… Read More…

Lighting defects create danger on the roads

November 7, 2020

  Headlights improve the visibility of traffic in heavy rain at dusk. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST   What should you do if you are following a driver with no taillights illuminated in darkness? The polite move is to get the… Read More…

Tips for safe travels in fall

November 6, 2020

  In fall, drivers must often contend with slick roads and limited visibility. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST   We are well into the fall season. Driving behaviour changes due to the earlier darkness in the afternoon. There are weather changes… Read More…

New rules of the road you might not be aware of

October 23, 2020

  A skateboarder uses the skateboard/cycle lane on Pandora Avenue in Victoria. The city has installed new signs indicating that skateboards can use bike lanes, and now allows skateboarding on downtown streets. Sat Mar 19 2016 Page: A3 Section: Capital… Read More…

Time to check that rear lights are working

October 16, 2020

  Driving with both front and back lights on makes others think you are closer, making unsafe maneuvers of other drivers less likely. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST   Readers have raised several important issues in the past few weeks. The… Read More…

Be careful on the roads when darkness falls

October 3, 2020

  Traffic flows through wet conditions as dusk approaches on Gorge Road. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians should take steps to be ready for earlier darkness in the days ahead, writes Steve Wallace. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST   This is probably… Read More…

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